Channel 4 HD regions to launch soon on Freesat and Sky
Channel 4 looks set to launch a number of regionalised versions of Channel 4 HD in the coming days.
Currently Channel 4 HD is “geared” towards London viewers, with adverts targeted for that area.
But the SD versions of Channel 5 have had regional versions for many years.
Testing of Channel 4 HD regions seems to be completed and now EPG data has been added to the “tests” in readiness for them to go live.
They are rumoured to go live on the 31st August 2022.
Changes will be done automatically by Sky HD, Sky+HD and Freesat boxes, with the HD version of Channel 4 occupying channels 104 on the programme guide as default. However, if you have recordings set for Channel 4 HD, you may have to reset them, as your recordings may be set for the “old” Channel 4 HD London” region, and may not be transferred over to your new Channel 4 HD region
However, this may be an issues for some people in my servce area, and other areas of Spain and “fringe” reception areas.
This is because some of these Channel 4 HD regions are on very weak signals, and can be tricky to get even on a 125x135cm satellite dish. Users with a 1.8m satellite dish or larger should have no issues.
Users of other satellite receivers will have to manually scan for the new Channel 4 HD regions , using the following frequency parameters.
12.363 V, DVB-S2 8PSK SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – tricky
Channel 4 HD South & East
Channel 4 HD Scotland
12.226 H, DVB-S2 8PSK, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – tricky
Channel 4 HD Northern Ireland
12.168 V, DVB-S2 8PSK SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – tricky
Channel 4 HD Midlands
Channel 4 HD North
12.110 H, DVB-S2 8PSK, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3 – OK
Cannel 4 HD Ireland
11.126 V DVB-S SR 22.000 FEC 5/6 – OK
Channel 4 HD London